Rangers: Barry Ferguson a fan of Ross Stewart

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Barry Ferguson has revealed he’s a big fan of Rangers target Ross Stewart and believes he could succeed at Ibrox.

Former Rangers captain Ferguson has tipped Stewart to make the step up to be a big part of Michael Beale’s plans.

The ex-Ross County bagsman has netted 10 times from just 12 games in all competitions for Sunderland this season, while his three assists mean he’s averaging over a goal involvement a game for Tony Mowbray’s play-off-pushing side.

His form this campaign is even more eye-catching after he was ruled out for three months due to a hamstring injury, only to return to score four in four with Sunderland now only a point outside the play-offs.

The 26-year-old’s fortunes have since led to him being linked with a return to the SPFL with Rangers.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Ferguson claimed he’s a player he’d welcome at Ibrox.

He said: “I like him. I always liked him at Ross County and I’m not surprised he’s done really well at Sunderland, done really well in League One.

“Now he’s in a tougher league in the Championship and I’m not surprised Rangers have been linked with him. I think he’s the type of player that could easily step up and play at a level at Rangers.”

TIF Thoughts on Ferguson’s comments…

Stewart’s goalscoring record is incredibly attractive especially with Alfredo Morelos’ future up in the air with his contract set to expire in the summer.

Currently in a contract standoff in the north-east, Stewart’s future has been called into further question but with Sunderland holding the opportunity to activate a 12-month extension clause, that isn’t a worry on Mowbray’s side’s behalf.

The Scot could be the new talisman at Ibrox with Antonio Colak’s injury problems halting his 11-goal SPFL return, but with a £10m price tag touted by Football Insider, it’s a difficult deal to do.

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